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Demotion, release, or injury? Bobby Parnell chooses stint on Mets’ disabled list

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After taking losses in back-to-back appearances Bobby Parnell was no longer wanted in the Mets’ bullpen, so according to Mike Puma of the New York Post the team gave the former closer three choices: Designated for assignment, demoted to Triple-A, or placed on the disabled list.

Parnell chose the DL stint, so he’s been shut down two months after completing his comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery. He had great initial success, posting a 0.73 ERA in his first 13 games back from surgery, but Parnell has allowed 13 runs in his last 10 outings to see his ERA balloon to 5.59 overall.

Parnell is an impending free agent making $3.7 million, so unless he makes it back from the DL for some September action this likely signals the end of his time with the Mets after a decade in the organization.

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